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#1

Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:25 AM Edited by fatlittlenick, 19 January 2009 - 01:32 AM.

Hi,

I'm really looking forward for China Town Wars to come out, so just today i started working on
a digital painting using photoshop and a graphics tablet.

Here is the screen cap that i took that i will be working over the top of (NOTE: Huang Lee will be in the PMP, not Niko).

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(PS: Dont know why but Imageshack shrunk the screenshot when the original was 1440X900 pixels. ??)

Below is most of the background painted in allready:

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Creative Critisizm is very welcome!

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 01:29 AM

I would recommend using thumbnails for the sake of member's with a slow internet connection. Other than that, it's a very good start. You're more likely to get constructive criticism in the Visual Arts forum than you are here.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 08:38 PM

Looking good so far icon14.gif .

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:47 AM

UPDATE* Photoshop CS2 is dieing on me as i type this, so no progress of the painting today, sorry.
All should be ok tomorrow as i am getting CS4, which is pretty exciting!

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 09:52 AM

Cool, it'll be interesting to watch, this. icon14.gif Also, do please remember to host your images as thumbnails, like this:

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It helps keeps page stretching to a minimum, and it's so much easier for our friends using dial-up.

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 10:11 AM

Im on 1.5 DSL and i lagged abit from loading the big image.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 02:30 AM

Why the f*ck do people use PNGs? JPEGs are so much better, slightly worse quality, but the file size can't be beat.

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 12:32 PM

Nice idea, I will be following this one, can't wait to see what it will look like when it's finished. smile.gif

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Posted 21 January 2009 - 04:52 PM

QUOTE (The Horror Is Alive @ Jan 21 2009, 02:30)
Why the f*ck do people use PNGs? JPEGs are so much better, slightly worse quality, but the file size can't be beat.

You've just answered your own question, really.

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Posted 22 January 2009 - 07:43 PM

QUOTE (The Horror Is Alive @ Jan 21 2009, 02:30)
Why the f*ck do people use PNGs? JPEGs are so much better, slightly worse quality, but the file size can't be beat.

pngs arent that big at all and the quality is superior. imo jpeg quality sucks balls:P. i always use pngs.

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 06:53 AM

You can set the JPEG quality to 100% and still get really good quality, at sometimes 20% of the file size of PNGs confused.gif

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 11:56 AM

Sorry for not keeping my word with the whole 'updated every day till its finished' thing.
Ive just been busy/lazy the past couple of days, but i will continue on this painting, I promise smile.gif

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 03:29 AM Edited by fatlittlenick, 02 February 2009 - 07:13 AM.

UPDATE: here is the progress thus far...

(sized down for those other peoples comments above)

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update #3:

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 04:59 PM Edited by .:Alex:., 31 January 2009 - 10:20 AM.

Image isn't appearing, because imageshack is stupid and sucks.

Edit: Working now. Looking good.

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Posted 29 January 2009 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (The Horror Is Alive @ Jan 23 2009, 06:53)
You can set the JPEG quality to 100% and still get really good quality, at sometimes 20% of the file size of PNGs confused.gif

Art and pictures is about quality, not size.
You view images, not worry about their size.
That's like saying why use MP3 over WMA?
Because it's more widely available and
easier to use for/on external devices.

Anyway, yeah the network has timed out on
the picture at the moment; although I got a
glimpse of it this morning, and it looks good
at the moment; keep it up fatlittlenick icon14.gif .

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:09 AM

I can see it fine confused.gif

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (The Horror Is Alive @ Jan 31 2009, 03:09)
I can see it fine confused.gif

That's because the network is no longer timing out; it's not a permanent thing.
Just like what happened to Google a few minutes ago with that 'Malware' problem.
I can see it now also.

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Posted 31 January 2009 - 04:35 PM

Very nice!

@fatlittlenick How much did your tablet cost?

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:01 PM

Instead of posting small images, just use the thumbnail link as Masterkraft suggested. Just because itís not advised to post such big images in full size doesnít mean we donít want to see the full size.

I have a suggestion for you. I already have two finished female characters from the Chinatown wars. I wanted to make wallpapers from them, but I donít have decent backgrounds. I just canít be bothered making them and therefore both of them became another projects of mine. Your background is just what I was looking for. If youíre interested we can merge my characters with your backgrounds. You currently working on one, but if youíll agree and make another one weíll have two amazing wallpapers. The official ones are a bit simple.

Donít think that just because I mainly make sigs, avatars and banners I donít have few good pieces. I just never could find time and will to release any of them. Perhaps this could be the start. Let me know here or through PM.

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Posted 01 February 2009 - 02:30 PM

Pictures are too big should be resized but anywho image looks awesome.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:08 AM

QUOTE (atsike7 @ Jan 31 2009, 16:35)
Very nice!

@fatlittlenick How much did your tablet cost?

Thanks bud smile.gif

It cost $240 (Australian Dollars) bought it on ebay and saved about 20 bucks.
It's a Wacom Bamboo 8x6inch.

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 07:45 AM

My sister has the same make and model colgate.gif

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Posted 02 February 2009 - 05:31 PM

this is good, keep up the awesome work. biggrin.gif

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Posted 06 February 2009 - 07:09 AM

Fourth Update:

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 03:19 PM

Fantastic progress cookie.gif .

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 04:46 PM

Looks really good! Almost authentic.

Maybe you should stop with the background now though, the official GTA artwork doesn't have much detail in the background.

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 06:35 PM

Nice fan artwork, fatlittlenick icon14.gif

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:52 PM Edited by SPAS_12, 07 February 2009 - 09:01 PM.

Dope sh*t. cookie.gif Tablet rocks!!

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 11:23 PM

If I have a Tablet PC at home can I make something like this as well?

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Posted 23 February 2009 - 04:48 AM

That looks amazing man. Keep up the good work. icon14.gif




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